Martha Stewart Crafts™ Wavy Stripe Circle Gift Box and Tag
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Martha Stewart Crafts™ Wavy Stripe Circle Gift Box and Tag

This beautiful Martha Stewart Crafts™ gift box and tag are the perfect presentation for any gift!
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Circle Edge Punch Starter Set
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Wavy Stripe Circle Edge Cartridge
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Bone Folder
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Precision Scissors
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Craft Ruler, 14"x3"
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Craft Knife
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Cutting Mat, 12"x12"
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Permanent Adhesive Tab and Roll
  • Cardstock – Yellow
  • Twine – Yellow
  • Cube Gift Box
  • Craft Punch, 1/8" – Circle
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Punch two circles from yellow cardstock, using the Wavy Stripe cartridge and following the instructions in the circle edge punch starter set (reprinted below). Choose a size so that about a quarter of the finished circle will fit across one corner on top of the box. Tip: Create your own box using the Martha Stewart Crafts™ Scoring Board.

Step 2 Position a punched circle on top of the box. Using a bone folder, score the circle at the edges of the box, and form the circle around the two adjoining sides of the box. Remove the circle from the box, and trim the excess from the circle with a craft knife. Repeat with the other punched circle on the opposite bottom corner of the box. Reserve one of the excess pieces for Step 4.

Step 3 Adhere both trimmed circles to the box as shown.

Step 4 Use one of the extra pieces as a gift tag. Write message on tag, and punch a small circle at the small end of the tag.

Step 5 Wrap the box with yellow twine, and attach the tag.

Circle Edge Punch Instructions

TIP: Use scrap paper to practice punching before starting your project.

Step 1 Remove clear cover from punch cartridge.

Step 2 Insert bottom metal plate from cartridge into sliding tray on base by pulling the release tab back and placing flat side up. Be sure that the smooth, flat side is facing up to ensure proper punch function. NOTE: Finished circle may be slightly smaller than selected size.

Step 3 Choose a circle size between 6" and 12" in 1" increments. Select circle size by sliding the measurement switch on the curved front of the base to desired diameter. Then move the sliding tray so the arrow marks align with the same number selected on the front of the base.

Step 4 Locate the center of your paper and lightly mark it with a pencil.

Step 5 Remove the rotating knob from the base by turning slightly and pulling up. Place your paper on the punch base over the circle where the knob was removed. Try to center this as well as possible. Align the grid on the bottom of the knob with the center of your paper. Replace knob on base so that all the magnets connect. You should feel the magnets lock the paper in place. If mark on paper does not align with grid, adjust the paper by pulling the edge until center mark is aligning. TIP: Use paper larger than your desired diameter. If your paper is the same size as the circle you are punching, align the center of the edge of your paper with the notch on the top of the metal punch plate.

Step 6 Place punch cartridge on top of your paper over the metal plate in the sliding tray. All magnets will connect.

Step 7 Press the punch cartridge down evenly with both hands.

Step 8 Remove the punch cartridge. Press down and turn the knob in either direction until it clicks in place. Paper will rotate to next area to be punched. TIP: If you are unsure if your paper is in the correct position, re-align the circle by turning the knob back to the previously punched position and rotate again.

Step 9 Repeat Steps 7 and 8 until circle is complete.

Step 10 Separate the knob from the base by turning slightly and pulling up. Remove finished circle.

Tips

For quick cleanup, tilt the open end of the base into a wastebasket and the punched scraps will slide out.